Common understanding of sex and gender is greatly oversimplified. Kelly explores how our lack of knowledge contributes to negative outcomes, especially for boys.
Kelly Clark is a consultant, lecturer, and author of the blog He Throws Like a Girl: Essays on the Intersection of Homophobia & Misogyny. Ms. Clark has over 25 years of experience as a social justice educator and is an expert in LGBTQ cultural competence and masculinity as it relates to homo & trans phobias.
In her past role as Director of Community Safety Programs at the Gay Alliance in Rochester, NY, Ms. Clark developed and led cultural competency trainings focused on working with LGBTQ victims of violence. Clients included victim service providers, rape crisis, law enforcement, S.A.N.E. nurses, the District Attorney and Public Defender’s offices, domestic violence advocates, and others. Ms. Clark also worked directly with LGBTQ victims of violence and discrimination where she developed a passion for ending violence against the transgender community.
Ms. Clark is a graduate of the University of Rochester where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling and Human Development. Ms. Clark is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Executive Leadership Program at St. John Fisher College. Her dissertation will focus on adolescent masculinity in the high school setting. She expects to receive her Ed.D in 2015.